Future alternative fuels for transport

Present base engine layout has a number of built iin limitations that one try to mitigate to increase efficiency. The biggest problem is that the gas is not expanded efficiently. The trend point towards higher boost with intercooling which increase power density and reduce compression work. We will in the proposed project build and evaluate a new koncept with old building blocks. We are in the process of protecting the IP of this idea in cooperation with LTH. The efficiency potential of the concept is quite interesting according to our simulations. If proven right, this can improve the IC engine efficiency significantly. Volvo islead applicant. The PhD project will primarily be located at LTH but in close cooperation with Volvo's research engineers in the fields of combustion, gas exchange and base engine. This application is for phase 2 of this project.

Partner organizations

  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Academic, Sweden)
  • Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
Start date 01/12/2015
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2019

Funded by

  • Perstorp BioProducts (Private, Sweden)
  • Scania CV AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Volvo Cars (Private, Sweden)
  • Lantmännen Energi (Private, Sweden)
  • Preem (Private, Sweden)
  • Swedish Energy Agency (Public, Sweden)
  • St1 Sverige (Private, Sweden)
  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
  • Saybolt Sweden (Private, Sweden)

Page manager Published: Thu 31 May 2018.